10 Best Engineering and Science Toys for Girls
Finding engineering toys for girls can be tricky. Toy companies have a penchant for making girl’s toys pink or somehow fluffy, but many girls want less stereotypical toys. With a little work, parents and caregivers can find appropriate building toys for girls that ignite curiosity and teach the fundamentals of engineering, building, and even teamwork. Obviously these toys are suitable for boys too, but might just appeal to girls a little more.
GoldieBlox and the Spinning MachineGoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine toy set. The book that accompanies this toy offers up 16 design ideas for creating a number of different spinning machine configurations. With 5 wheels, 10 axles, 5 washers, 5 blocks, 1 ribbon and 1 crank, it’s clear that the possibilities are nearly endless. Girls will love the creative possibilities while parents will love the way this building toy for girls increases problem solving capabilities, spatial reasoning and verbal skills.
Roominate ChateauRoominate Chateau is sure to inspire creative problem solving. Girls can build everything from a multi-level house to a bed on wheels with this set. Some of the 131 pieces include a string of lights, battery packs, furniture building pieces, wall and floor panels, and arches. This fulsome set even includes a doll and 20 pieces of craft paper.
littleBits Gizmos and GadgetslittleBits Gizmos and Gadgets set. There are enough parts and pieces here to engage in 12 inventions. With 15 electronic building blocks and the accessories and tools needed to make those inventions work, this is a set that will inspire creative play while igniting interest in a variety of careers.
K’NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building SetK’NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set includes 433 parts and pieces girls can use to build a home in a variety of configurations. Girls with an interest in architecture will enjoy how this set lets them choose the style of home they want to build, from colonial to ranch. Some of the accessories include tables, graphic panels, and flower pots, plus the instructions help get the creative juices flowing.
MC2 Project Ultimate Lab KitMC2 Project Ultimate Lab Kit. A variety of pieces are included so girls can do their own experiments, and instructions help girls get started on more than 15 different possibilities. Parents will appreciate that all the parts and pieces are easily stored in an oversize bag that is great for on-the-go creative play.
Scientific Explorer Spa’mazing KitScientific Explorer Spa’mazing Kit will let girls indulge their love of science and their love of fizzy bath things all at once. This kit will allow them to make shampoos, bath fizzers, lotions and a variety of other smell-good and fun-to-use personal products. Great for birthday parties, this kit is also ideal for family use. Instructions are included for making special products from the included essential oils, citric acid, baking soda and dried roses, among other items. Mixing cups and pipettes are also included.
Thames & Kosmos Crystal Growingcrystal growing kit includes plaster shapes and dyes to allow customization and a 32-page manual that not only explains how to make the crystals but gives detail on crystals themselves. There are enough supplies in this generous kit for 15 experiments.
KEVA Contraptions Plank SetKEVA Contraptions Plank Set is a perfect example of that. With 200 identical wooden planks, girls and boys can build a number of different contraptions for the included balls to cycle through. The wooden planks don’t warp and don’t have breaks or skips; the balls will flow freely through whatever design your girl makes. A guide is included to get ideas started, but girls are sure to take ideas and make them unique.
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building SetTINKERTOYS get a reboot with this fun set. This building toy for girls and boys features 200 TINKERTOY pieces that include things like washers, end caps, spools and more. Best for ages 3 and up, some owners report that their teenagers actively play with this set.
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super SetLearning Resources Gear! Super Set includes 150 pieces, inviting hours of active and creative play. Best of all, this set supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning by encouraging problem solving and reasoning, and grouping, counting and sorting. This award-winning boys and girls engineering toy includes an activity guide and a storage box for ease of use and cleanup.
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